Friday, May 29, 2009

Kilgore Memorial Library, York, Nebraska


The Kilgore Memorial Library in York, Nebraska, located a couple blocks off the main area of York, contains some resources for the genealogist.  

520 Nebraska Avenue 
York, NE 68467-3035
Monday-Thursday  10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

In their library you will find an index to local newspapers as well as microfilm of newspapers. They have some York High School annuals and some York College annuals.  City directories are available for 1887, 1891, 1902, 1906, 1909, 1912, and 1915.  The library has two volumes of local cemetery extracts for York area cemeteries.  You can check the location of York area cemeteries online.  Once you click on a cemetery name, you are directed to a Google Map of the cemetery.   

The Kilgore Memorial Library will answer limited genealogy requests.  An e-mail contact form is located on their web page.  If you are traveling, you can use one of their computer workstations or use your own laptop through their WIFI.  

Another great source for the genealogist is the York County Historical Association, PO Box 81, York, NE 68467.  They have many excellent genealogical databases on their web page.  These include records of land, naturalizations, directories, atlases, mortuary records, GAR records, county histories and school records.  You can use their order form to obtain copies.  

York County is an original county, formed in 1855.  You will find many old records there, so enjoy your visit in person or on the Internet. 



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